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June 23rd, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

We may already be looking ahead to the Spring 2016 collections, but L’Officiel Hommes Italia offers a bracing reminder that we still have the crisp days of autumn to come with a Fall/Winter issue, just out last week. A dual cover pairs two superstars, the talented young British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson and social media sensation Lucky Blue Smith—1.1 million Instagram followers and counting—to showcase a meeting of art and celebrity. Carlotta Manaigo captures the new face Tim Dibble in a series of all-black looks with a sophisticated edge, while John Spinks shoots the season’s best collections on the streets of Budapest, starring a mix of Hungarian models and locals. Stefano Pilati’s forward-thinking suiting for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture takes the spotlight, and Mel Bles showcases the new androgyny on Sven de Vries and other new faces. Take a look at an exclusive preview of the issue below.

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Lucky Blue Smith by Robbie Fimmano (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York) | Styling  Anders Solvsten Thomsen (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson by Naj Jamai | Styling by Summer Bomi Kim

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Sven de VriesBenas Drukteinis, Milo Wiik by Mel Bles (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Styling Emil Rebek

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Tim Dibble by Carlotta Manaigo | Styling Emil Rebek

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Faces of Budapest by John Spinks | Styling Ali Toth and Aniko Virag

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Robbi G by Yann Faucher | Styling Emil Rebek

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Matt Doran by Alessandro Furchino (2DM ) | Styling Emil Rebek

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First Look: Hercules ❤ New York

September 26th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

The heavyweight Spanish menswear magazine Hercules Universal is no stranger to the long-distance haul, having devoted previous issues to far-flung locales like China and South Africa. The Fall 2013 issue finds itself a bit closer to home, focusing on the vibrant energy of the world’s capital, New York City. Several of the most talented photographers and stylists working today join forces in the eclectic stories, which showcase the beautiful Fall collections against the backdrop of the ever-changing city. Polish photographer Maciek Kobielski‘s stark black-and-white cover story features the Dane Mathias Lauridsen styled by Swede Zara Zachrisson and Darcy Backlar (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), all of whom, like many in these pages—and countless immigrants before them— now call New York home. David Agbodji takes a star turn with an uptown elegance in Bruno Staub (De Facto)’s gorgeous feature styled by Miguel Arnau. Sean O’Pry brings his timeless cool to the city streets in Txema Yeste‘s contemplative story with styling by Francesco Sourigues.

The rest of the roster is equally strong, with newer faces like Dominik Bauer, Tidiou M’Baye, O’Shea Robertson and Louis Steyaert taking their places alongside seasoned pros like Clement Chabernaud, Marcel Castenmiller, Miles McMillan—and a few veterans like RJ Rogenski and Aiden Shaw—in features lensed by Giampaolo Sgura, Carlotta Manaigo, Ben Weller, Axel Lindahl, and Zachary Hadley. The rich stories offer small peeks into the city’s bustling diversity, proof that even a lifelong New Yorker can always find something new and exciting just around the corner.

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Lurve Lea

November 12th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Lea T lands on the cover of Lurve with a stunning black and white shot by Carlotta Manaigo. The couture dress and marble columns add to the feeling of classical drama, but Lea brings a presence all her own to the shoot. Clad in Givenchy (naturally) and styled by Maher Jridi, Lea looks phenomenal and the striking cover makes for another boundary breaking first.


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Come Undone

October 14th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Carlotta Manaigo creates an atmospheric story for i-D featuring the talents of stylist Cathy Kasterine. Using an eclectic selection of tweeds and knits, Kasterine creates an undone look for Ylonka Verheul, that enhances the moody feel of Manaigo’s pictures. The entire story works, but the styling is especially inventive; check out that layered Pringle skirt worn as a dress.

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